The FDA warned consumers this week to avoid specific brands of French Cut Green beans because the beans may not have been processed properly to eliminate the potential for botulism toxin.
So far there have been no illnesses associated with the products, but the potential for serious illness exists.
Anyone who has any of the following list of beans should immediately throw them away. If you are unable to read the code on the affected cans, it is recommended to dispose of them anyway.
The affected Lakeside cut green beans are sold nationwide under the following labels: Albertson’s, Happy Harvest, Best Choice, Food Club, Bogopa, Valu Time, Hill Country Fare, HEB, Laura Lynn, Kroger, No Name, North Pride, Shop N Save, Shoppers Valu, Schnucks, Cub Foods, Dierbergs, Flavorite, IGA, Best Choice and Thrifty Maid. The specific codes (top line of can code) involved are: EAA5247, EAA5257, EAA5267, EAA5277, EAB5247, EAB5257, ECA5207, ECA5217, ECA5227, ECA5297, ECB5207, ECB5217, ECB5227, ECB5307